HMS Crocus (K 49)
|Name||HMS Crocus (K 49)|
|Completed||1940 - A. & J. Inglis Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||6 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-333 (Peter-Erich Cremer)|
|Position||Grid ET 2989|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
On 22 Jul, 1946 sold and converted to the merchantile Annlock. 1952 scrapped in Hong Kong.
|Notes on event|
On 6 Oct, 1942, U-333 fought an epic battle with HMS Crocus (K 49) about 60 miles southwest of Freetown. The U-boat was rammed twice and a gun duel was fought out on close distance. Both vessels suffered damage and sustained casualties. The boat lost three men dead (including the IWO) and several men wounded, including the commander. U-333 was heavily damaged and limped back to base with help from a replacement WO from the Milk Cow U-459. Cremer then spent three months in a hospital.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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